The Texas Rangers the Detroit Tigers will meet on Wednesday for the rubber match of their three-game series from Texas. All up to date odds for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Rangers bounced back from a loss on Monday to defeat the tigers on Tuesday night. Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton both hit homeruns which proved to be enough for Yu Darvish who earned his 10th win of the season. Today Texas will hand the ball to Roy Oswalt who is making his second start of the season. In his first outing Oswalt earned a win in 6+ innings of strong work.
Everyone seems to be waiting for the Tigers to make their move in the AL Central. They took a step in the wrong direction losing to the Rangers on Tuesday night. Prince Fielder hit a homerun and drove in four runs, but the pitching staff did not have enough for the bats of the Rangers. Today Doug Fister will get the start as the righty has strong numbers everywhere except for in the win – loss column. Fister is pitching to a 2.72 ERA in 46 innings of work this season.
Texas is 9-2 in their last 11 games overall, 36-16 in their last 52 home games, and 1-4 in their last five games against the A.L. Central. Detroit is 4-1 in their last five games as an underdog, 8-3 in their last 11 games against a right handed starter, and 0-5 in Fister’s last five road starts. Detroit is 1-5 in theirlast six games in Texas.
We are sort of surprised that with Oswalt on the mound in only his second start that the Rangers are getting this much respect from a points point of view. With that said we like the Rangers in this game as a moneyline favorite at home with sportsbook betting.